Mumbai: CBI raids premises of DCP, ACP in Anil Deshmukh case | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched the premises of DCP Raju Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil, and 10 others on Tuesday in a corruption case they are investigating against a former state home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Deshmukh allegedly asked assistant police inspector (now dismissed) Sachin Waze to illegally collect Rs 100 crore from bar owners in Mumbai for him every month. Waze was then heading the CIU branch of Mumbai police. Deshmukh allegedly repeated the demand with Bhujbal and Patil after calling them at his official residence, Dnyaneshwari, in South Mumbai.
Sources stated that on early Tuesday, the CBI has raided Bhujbal’s house in Mumbai and Ahmednagar. Patil’s residence at Mumbai and Pune. The other raided premises are situated in Pune, Thane, Solapur, Sangli, and other districts of Maharashtra. The CBI collected documents and digital evidence during the raid for examination.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also conducting a money-laundering investigation against Deshmukh.
The ED investigation has found over Rs 50 crore suspicious transactions in around two dozen companies associated with Deshmukh. The ED examined records of these companies to trace the source of the suspicious money.
Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in his complaint to the chief minister had alleged that Deshmukh had demanded Rs 100 crore every month from Waze, Bhujbal, and Patil.
Earlier, the ED stated that Rs 4.7 crore in bribes collected by Waze, then heading the CIU branch of Mumbai police, was paid to Deshmukh. From that money, Rs 4.18 crore was transferred to Deshmukh’s Nagpur-based educational trust through shell companies with the help of Delhi-based hawala operators Surendra and Virendra Jain showing it as a donation.
The ED had arrested Deshmukh’s private secretary ( additional collector rank government officer) Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde for helping Deshmukh and his son Hrishikesh in the money laundering.
In his statement to the ED, Palande had “admitted” that a meeting was held on March 4 with police officers where discussions about Covid-19 restrictions on bars took place. The ED had alleged that Palande and Shinde had played an active role in money laundering. Palande had coordinated with Waze, DCP Raju Bhujbal, and ACP Sanjay Patil to collect money from ‘orchestra bar’ owners in Mumbai, and hand it over to Shinde,


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